Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 16, 1972 · Page 18
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 16, 1972
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Vit · NorthwMt Arftantai TIMES, Wed., Aug. 16, 1972 FAYITTIVILLI, ARKANSAS Russian Wins -v Valerl Borsov of the Soviet Union flashes over Ihe finish Houston Cats Riddled By Graduation Losses tine during Tuesday's track and field p re-Olympic meeting In front of Jamaica's Lennox Miller. The Russian was clocked In the 100-meter dash at 10.14 seconds. (AP Wirephoio) i. HOUSTON (AP) -- The 4e- ifense won't get much chance lo jrest at the University of Hous ; -tin this season -- or the offense ;Seither for that matter. V There's a lot of work ahead "'lbr the perennially tough Cou"gars after their 9-3 Astro-Blue- Bonnet Bowl team was riddled {With graduation losses last sea/son. We will have to have early )£ .£ jseason breaks, very hard work i^and great intensity to have any l.«kmd of record," head coach -fBill Yeoman said, noting only ,, 'three offensive and three defen- 'Jsive starters. return. ,.£ ~ ' ' P e o p 1 e can understand ;iyouthful mistakes, but 'won't *f tolerate the losses that they Asometimes cause," he said. "So, we'll have to play old in a Dhurry." -*E Yeoman's offensive concerns .»,will include replacing the start- fiig backfield of quarterback ,»Gary Mullins and running -Tbacks Tommy Mpzisek and SKobert Newhouse and tight end ^Riley Odoms Also gone are '-^split end Pal Orchm and three ^of the five linemen. '£, "We haven't fielded a team T'tas young in' ID years." said iiiYepman, who is starting his iyith ' · seasori. "With .; so . many ;*young players in the lineup, the tyrame of mind of this team be- 'j-comes even more difficult to '^"evaluate." : , - ;£ Yeoman's 'offensive returnees ;.'7are right guard David-- Bour- tquin, right tackles Luke Stungis '£and flanker Del Stanley. Re : turning on defense are right end Bill Stohler, cornerback Sandy Peacock and left safely Burl Fuller. Replacements also must be sought for the entire line- sacking-corps of Thomas Ward, Frank Ditta and Bob Kyle. Junior quarterback.D. C. Nobles played only 29 minutes behind the veteran Mullins last reason but he took; charge in spring drilis. Yeoman .values the 6 foot-2 180 pounder's speed and also said lie has a quick release. Puddin Jones and Leonard Parker are the only returning lettermen backs but they aren'l assured of starting positions. Sophomores Marshall Johnson and Milton Ward also are strong .contenders. · New faces that might help on defense are cornerback Roberl Giblin, end Gerald Hill and :ackle Larry Keller. Joining Stungis and Bourquin along the offensive front wiil be Marty Watts at tight end, Ken Baugh at left guard, Don Mclntosh at left tackle ant Glenn Riske at center. Stanley will slart at flanker and Roberl Ford will be the split end.: Defensively, it will be Stohler and Gerald Hill at ends .ant Phill Hahn and Steve George at tackles. Linebackers will be B u b b a Broussard, Dery McGallion and Harold Evans. Peabock will be at left corner and Roger Mayes at the righ flank with Fuller and Hovvarc Ebow, converted from flanker at safeties. £ 'r pSuper Bowl Remains ff/n Cowboys' Reack vBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ·" Don't count the Dallas Cow- i boys out of the Super Bowl just ·HTbecause they've lost starting ^·quarterback Roger Staubach I with a shoulder separation and 7r;traded powerful running back J -Duane Thomas to San Diego. · That's what Coach TomLan- j-dry says. .. "Most people will write us Isiff," Landry said Tuesday. ~ The Cowboy coach was quick *-to point out, however, that ; Craig Morton, .the first-string ; quarterback before yielding the Job lo Staubach last season, was capable of directing the club, and running back Calvin Hill, National Football League offensive Rookie of the Year In . 1969, was regaining hjs old form after being slowed by a knee injury last season. .'«.'· Meamvhile, backfield coach .'Dan Reeves was reactivated to Xback up Morton, and Staubach -·Iwas optimistic while recuperating in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. "I'll be okay," said Staubach, ^ho underwent surgery Sunday {after being injured Saturday ·night in an exhibition game against Los Angeles. "Ml come back stronger than ever." · · ;ff.-.- Elsewhere, in the NFL, ; .Miami wide receiver Karl Noo- t'rtan, who also suffered a shoulder separation last Saturday in ,pn exhibition against Green J-Bay, underwent surgery Tuesday. He will be sidelined 8-12 . weeks, /,.-.· The' Dolphins Jost defensive ··end Bob Heinz for at least two months with fractured ver- fitebra. He also was hurl in the Green Bay game. The Dolphins also announced yhey had' traded defensive tackle Frank Cornish' to Buffalo for h draft choice and the nego Mating rights to; cenler-tackle Howard Kmdig )/ Kindlg deride? to come oiil of relire- , "ment. Rookie wide receiver Jerome ^{/·Barkum. the New York Jets' No, 1 draft choice from Jack- (jjon State, ended h i i . h o l d o u i _land signed his 1972 contract. - Offensive lackle" Don Yoch ·; * um, ,the Philadelphia Eagles No. 2 draft pick from Syracus University who had agreed tt :erms Monday, left the clu Tuesday and signed with th Montreal Alouettes of the Cana dian Football League. "Everything seemed to be i order," said Pete Retzlaf! Eagles' general manager. "W sent him to Graduate Hospita to take his physical while I pre pared the contract. He neve came back." Baldwin Takes Two Wins From Local Teams Baldwin shut out Purv; Sporting Goods, 3-0, as Men ?"ast Pitch Softball continues a City Park. Bill Brunner was th winning hurler with ' Hayde Green assuming the loss. Zacherlson was the leadin scorer for Baldwin. with on home run. Mr. Quick blanked EPC, M-0 n the.seCond game of the nigh Aca Douglas was the winnin pitcher while Jim Carson wa charged with the leas. D. R. Nelson was Mr. Quick' op scorer with three run "ojlowed by Kinnan with on lomer and one scored run. The last game of the nigh was between Baldwin an IimtsviUe with Baldwin winnin 14-4. Bill Brunner took hi second Win of the night whil 3ene King was charged wit the loss. Merrilt : was. the high score for Baldwin with three run while Jones led Hunts ville' scoring with two runs. Tonight in Slow Pitch action Fisher Buick meets Youngll! at 5:'45, follpwed by Denn Hpme Frnishings and Ben Brand at 7:00, while Standar Register and Douglas Walkc lake Ihc nightcap positio beginning at 8:45. Despite Weaknesses Pittsburgh Builds NFL Hopes · ' . · ' · ' · ^^^^ · . : . . · ' ' *^ PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Despite a 39-year legacy of dashed holies and fn'dcd opliinism, the PiUsburgh Steelers enter this season wllh n new kind ot confidence.^ ·· '"'·· The division title that has eluded' them throughout their pro football history is within reach-'-if they can shake'their image as the "Same Old Steel- e'rs." " :- ·'· ' " ·· · '·· ; " 'It's been : said 'This is the year' so many times before that It doesn't mean anything. So don't even quote me on it," said quarterback Terry Bradshaw, his eyes flashing. " W o . w a n t to do it, not lalk about . 11,v;: l|o added. "We'll prove 'ourselves when the season starts." ' · '. That's the attitude thai seems to per.vade the Slcelers, in ihcir tourth year under Coach Chuck Noll. Noll, 40, tpok (he Job in 1069 after Dill Austin was fired, and he has ''led PiUsburgh 'to records of.-M3, 5-9 and 6-Bi One thing 'going f b r ' P i t t s burgh is that it Is In the Central Division' of : the' American Conference with Cleveland, Houston and Cincinnati..It was 1 the worst division in pro football record-wise In 1971, anil Pittsburgh finished second lo Clove- land, 9-5. "I thought wo should have won It In 1371," said Noll. "The team failed In Ihe stretch when it counted most .. . Most of our young players have the experience now. .I am veiy optimistic." Noll has rebuilt the Steelers through drafts, and only seven players remain from the 1968 team, Braclsbnw. first player picked In the 1970 draft, came to Pittsburgh from Louisiana Tech, People expected superhuman Memphis Lays Loss On Shr eve port By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Memphis :' · 'walloppcd four homers Tuesday night to easily manhandle Shreveport; in thc- only Texas League action ot the evening. '. - The'Blues just outhit the Captains' 9-8. but the long clouts left Memphis with an 11-1 triumph. . . , ' , . The game was a makeup of an earlier game called 'due to bad 'weather. Other -TL -teams took a d a y . o f f after: Monday's game between the league's .all- stars and the Texas Rangers, won' 4-3 by the major leaguers. Brian Ostrosser. · opened the Memphis'homer barrage with n sold, shot in the first, followed ay Paul Womblels bases-empty blast in the third, J e f f ' A n d e r son's three-run ' homer in the sixth and a two-run job in the eighth by Jim Brunette. Meanwhile, Craig Swan seal-, tered eight hits and took pqrl in his teammates' slugging-with'a 1 two-run double of his own. . Memphis' 'victory put them 4% games behind the. East- leading Alexandria Aces^ El Paso has a six-game bulge over Amariljo in the West. Tonight's schedule has Arkansas at Alexandria. Memphis at Shreveporl, El Paso at Midland and Amarlllo at San Antonio. St. Louis Advances ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis has advanced to the finals of the North American Soccer League.. St. Louis, beating Rochester 2-0 got its first'goal at the 47- minule mark on an unassisted effort by John Sewell. Gene Geimer scored the second goal with an assist by Pat McBride. things from him. ·Blond-haired, wllh boyish yet rugged features, he carries 215 pounds of hard muscle over a 5-foot-3 frame. · A flick of his wrist sends ! a spiral 50 yards dowiifleld. , , ,, · Ycl Bradshaw found In 'his rookie, season that ho couldn't drill passes into the teeth ot sophisticated pro'zohes, His completion average was a sub-par 38 per cent and he threw for only six touchdowns. Advice from Steeler quarterback coach Babe Parilli made a difference last season. Bradshaw completed S4 per cent of his passes for 13 touchdowns. He ajso rushed f o r , 247 yards and five touchdowns. Steeler receivers rank among the 'best:- Ron Shanklin and Dave Smith were fourth and sixth respectively in the AFC last season in catches. Another threat is Frank Lewis, Ihe club's No. 1, draft pick a year ago. Incumbent- tight end Bob Adams didn't calch a touchdown pass last season, and he is being pressed by Larry B r o w n a n d \rookie John McMakin. Returnees in the offensive line include tackles John. Brown and Jon Kolb, guards Sam Davis and Bruce Van Dyke and center Ray Mansfield. Mansfield has started : 126 straight regular season games or PiUsburgh, but he Is being pressed by Bobby Maples, acquired last year from Houston Running the football will' bo ?re,slon Pearson and Frenchy Fuqua, · a , stubby breakaway 'unner with a center ot gravity like u manhole cover. Backup strength, a weakness In 1971, could be an asset.. The reasons; Franco Harris, Ihe club's No. 1 -draft choice; Steye' Davis; who-missed all of last . season with a viral ' Infection,-arid Rocky BJeler, who appears f u 11 y recovered from Vietnam ahrapnej wounds. Oh the oilier, hand, the, defense was last In the AFC against the pass last year. Tentative starters in Ihe secondary are Mel Blount and John Rowser at the corners and Chuck Bealty and Mike Wagner at safeties..: , . , - . . . . . The fronti four, Ihlrd best in the AFC against Ihe rush in 1971, is led by "Mean Joe" Greene, 270 pounds of defensive tackle. Dwlght White and L.C. Greenwood man the ends, with Ben McGee 'and Lloyd Voss at the oilier tackle. Linebacking is solid with veteran Chuck Allen in the middle and Jack Ham and Andy Russell on the flanks. Some stability In ' the secondary and continued improvement from Bradshaw are the keys,. ' ······-.' Thirty five thirty six ^seven... counting freight cars is the best way to measure how much Arkansas is producing. Much of what Arkansans produce moves to market by rail The Railroads of Arkansas are one of the state's major links with buyers from, coast to coast and from continent to continent* Of course, the level of rail business in Arkansas is almost directly related to the productivity of the state--productivity which fortunately continues on an upward spiral each year» For instance, we carried 36,000,000 tons of freight for Arkansas last year. And we're expecting 1972 to be an even better year. This partnership is good for both of us. Good, for Arkansas because it shows a healthy, growing economy that has benefited by industrial growth and advanced agricultural techniques* Good for us because we're able to improve our operations in providing safe, reliable, low-cost transportation* The Railroads of Arkansas are pulling for you.

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